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Staff Recommendations - Part 1

Staff Recommendations - Part 1

Knowing that some of you have a little more time on your hands these days to listen to a podcast or read a book, I thought it would be a good time to poll the staff for some recommendations that are encouraging and edifying.



Lawrence Yoo, Lead Pastor

What books have influenced your life and faith by either teaching you, challenging you, encouraging you, or feeding your imagination? Desiring God by John Piper Center Church by Tim Keller Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien Storm Light Archives by Brian Sanderson The Coming of the Kingdom by Herman Ridderbos What podcasts do you enjoy and learn from? The Gospel Coalition What documentaries or movies have inspired or impacted your faith?

Little Women (the 1994 and 2019 versions are both good) Les Misérables (2012) What songs or albums are you turning to lately for encouragement? “King of Kings” Hillsong “I will wait” All Sons and Daughters “I won’t say I’m in love” from Hercules for Josiah “Show yourself” from Frozen 2 for Hudson

Megan Klinger, Director of Children’s Ministry

What books have influenced your life and faith by either teaching you, challenging you, encouraging you, or feeding your imagination?

The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin

What podcasts do you enjoy and learn from?

Top 3 encouraging podcasts (target audience is women for all of them):

Journeywomen

  • Favorite ever episode is #35 - "What To Do With Unmet Expectations"

  • #38 - "Singleness" is also very good.

  • Other helpful episodes related to COVID are #73 - "Hope When It Hurts"

  • #95 - "Anxiety and Depression"

  • #106 - "Peace"

  • Really any of the Fruit of the Spirit series is good! They're episodes #104-112. I especially love "Goodness," "Faithfulness," and "Gentleness."

By Faith with Christine Hoover

Good Enough - Finding the Good in a Never Enough World

Others I've learned from:

Love Thy Neighborhood podcast has taught me a lot about various social justice issues in light of the gospel

Archibald Project is great to learn about foster care and adoption

What songs or albums are you turning to lately for encouragement?

"Psalm 46" - Jenny & Tyler

"I Wait" - All Sons and Daughters

"His Eye Is on the Sparrow" - Hilary and Kate

"I'll Give Thanks" - Housefires

Joy Mikhail, Director of Local Missions

What books have influenced your life and faith by either teaching you, challenging you, encouraging you, or feeding your imagination? Christian Mission in the Modern World - John Stott (Missions)

Generous Justice - Tim Keller (Biblical Justice)

How People Change - Paul Tripp & Timothy Lane

A Praying Life - Paul E. Miller (Prayer)

Prayer - Tim Keller (Prayer)

Cross-Cultural Servanthood - Duane Elmer

Just Like Jesus - Max Lucado (Devotional)

The Reason for God - Tim Keller (Apologetics)

Delighting in the Trinity - Michael Reeves (The Trinity)

Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis (Apologetics)

The Heart of a Servant Leader - C. John Miller

Showing the Spirit - D.A. Carson (Theological exposition of 1 Cor 12-14)

Created to Draw Near - Edward T. Welch

The biographies of Hudson Taylor, Jim Elliot, and Gladys Aylward

What songs or albums are you turning to lately for encouragement?


Keith & Kristyn Getty

Shane & Shane Psalms

Fernando Ortega

Lauren Daigle

All Sons and Daughters

United Pursuit

Erika Castiglione, Director of Women’s Care

What books have influenced your life and faith by either teaching you, challenging you, encouraging you, or feeding your imagination?

Non-Fiction:

Union with Christ: The Way to Know and Enjoy God by Rankin Wilbourne

Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical by Timothy Keller

Being There: How to Love Those Who Are Hurting by Dave Furman

Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God by Noel Piper

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Fiction:

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The Anne of Green Gables series by LM Montgomery

What documentaries or movies have inspired or impacted your faith?

God in Athens (available on Amazon)

What songs or albums are you turning to lately for encouragement?

Sandra McCracken’s Psalms album

Hillsong Worship’s Awake album

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